BOOTH, Edith Jane

1867 - 1947

Edith Jane Booth, was born at Ipswich in 1867 and baptised at St Mary Elms Church, Ipswich on 25 April 1867, second daughter and third child of David Henry Booth (1830-1887), a coal merchant, and his wife Jane née Radford (1833-1896)), who married at St Pancras, London in 1855, Edith's brother was William Henry Booth [q.v.]. In 1871, a 4 year old living at 3 Museum Street, Ipswich with her parents, 41 year old John Henry and 37 year old Jane, with siblings Eleanor 13 and William 9 and by 1881 they had moved to Hembridge House, Anglesea Road, Ipswich with a governess and four servants. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1890 where she exhibited in 1883 ‘A Study'. She married at Ipswich in 1891, Robert Beaumont Bond (1858-1928), an auctioneer & land agent, and ten years later was living at Red House, Sproughton with her 42 year old husband and their 7 year old daughter Edith. She lived at 'Cormac', 51 Anglesea Road, Ipswich and died at the home of her sister-in-law, Emily Florence Booth, at 'Highwood', Constitution Hill, Ipswich on 16 February 1947, aged 79.